V-Day is D-Day with Heart Shaped Blini, Roasted Ginger Figs and Parma Ham & Chevin Parcels.

February 13, 2012 in Breakfasts, Sapori chapter 2 - The Breakfast Club, Valentined Day Food for Love

Give your heart away to the one you love.

Being the completely hopeless Romantic that I am, I have a big day planned for tomorrow.  Obviously I can’t share just yet, but I can tell you that it involves food!  Now that surprised you didn’t it?

Breako’s is one of my favourite meals of the day; so why not spoil your ‘significant other’ with this themed V-Day breakfast.   If this breakfast doesn’t get your toes curling up, fear not, for I bring you 15 more awesome breakfasts in this post.  Sapori is my on-line cook book which gives you access to categories of recipes.  This chapter is entitled “The Breakfast Club” and features 13 breakfast ideas to make your Valentine feel very special. 

I am also posting the links to my Sexy collection of raw Valentines food ideas from last year’s Valentine’s Day.  These recipes don’t require any cooking and are designed to around the senses with delish tastes, textures and tantalisations to help out the bachelors and bachelorettes who don’t really feel confident enough to cook for their loved ones.

Turn up the Heat – amuse bouches of Mango & Salmon Cevice –

Fancy a Dip? – Cross Your Heart Crostini – Devil’s Forks of Parma Ham & Melon – Bite me, spoons of Wasabi & Sweet chilli Prawns

Boudoir Games –  dessert on a spoon

Give your heart away to the one you love.


These little Ronde de Bordeaux Figs are tiny and really sweet.


Heart Shaped Blini

Give your heart away!



1/2  cup Flour

1tsp sugar

2 Eggs

1 cup milk

1tsp of salt

1/2 tsp baking powder


Beat the eggs and milk together then add sifted flour, salt and baking powder and stir to a thin batter.

Whisk all of the ingredients to a smooth batter.


Brush a non-stick frying pan or griddle with some melted butter.

Spray a heart shaped metal cookie cutter with some spray and cook

Place your heart shaped (metal) cookie cutter into the pan and let it heat up a little.

Half fill the heart shaped cookie cutter with batter.

Using a ladle to pour in enough batter to come half way up the cookie cutter.

Once the batter has almost cooked, take two pegs and use them to lift the cookie cutter off of your blini.

Using two pegs to remove the cutter will prevent you from burning you fingers.

Flip it over and cook the other side.

Use a selection of different sized cutters.


Roasted Ronde de Bordeaux Figs

9 Figs

Preserved Ginger – 2 pieces sliced

fresh Thyme – 2 sprigs is enough

Salt and Pepper





Cut a cross in each fig and insert a small slice of stem ginger and thyme into the centre

Drizzle a little olive oil and some of the preserved ginger syrup over each fig.

Season well with salt and Pepper and pop them into your oven at 180d for around 10 minutes.


Parma Ham & Peppered Chevin Parcels


2 slices of Parma Ham

1 Peppered Chevin



Cut 1 inch slices of the Chevin, wrap them up in the Parma Ham and secure with a tooth pick.

Flash grill them for 4 minutes, just enough to crisp the ham and soften the cream cheese.

Once you have grilled them remove the tooth picks – they will hold together beautifully.

Serve with a poached egg and lots of love.


May your day be tinted with love and fizzy happy bubbles tomorrow and every day of the year.

Above all else – LOVE YOURSELF!

Love yourself xxx

Happy Valentine’s Day


As always

Buon Appetito





2 responses to V-Day is D-Day with Heart Shaped Blini, Roasted Ginger Figs and Parma Ham & Chevin Parcels.

  1. OMG Jan, This is TOO BEAUTIFUL!

  2. We are not big on Valentine’s day, in fact if Himself had his way birthdays would be the only thing we celebrated, he’s the original Christmas Grinch!

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